The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested two special constables who were caught demanding money from a Dutch rider in Oyo state.
In a less than two-minute viral video, the officers flagged down the female rider along the Iseyin-Ogbomosho road in Oyo and asked where she was headed.
The Dutch rider responded by saying she was from the Netherlands and that she was heading to Abuja, the country’s capital city.
The special constables asked the rider to offer them money or anything in her possession.
“Give me something nah. How is family? Wetin you bring come? Wetin you wan give me?” the officers asked the foreigner.
The response from the Dutch rider showed that she did not understand what the officers were requesting for in Pidgin English.
To clarify what they said, the officers said: “Give me money” and the Dutch rider responded with: “Why?”.
In a statement on Friday, Muyiwa Adejobi, force spokesperson, said Adebola Hamzat, Oyo police spokesperson, has instituted a disciplinary procedure against the special constables.
“The police authority has condemned the act and ordered that the men and their supervising divisional police officer be sanctioned accordingly,” Adejobi said.
“Such an act is unpolice and would never be tolerated in any manner.”
Special constables are persons who volunteer to join the NPF on a part-time basis.
The purpose of the special constabulary is for community policing. Special constables wear uniforms similar to those of conventional police officers.
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